A Collection of Tairona Ceremonial Stone Scepters, Columbia, ca 700 AD
A collection of three (3) custom mounted Tairona culture ceremonial stone scepters used as ceremonial weapons and symbols of authority. The most impressive example in the group has highly stylized serpent motifs, avian figures and human imagery carved on the finale. Ex David Bernstein Fine Art Collection, New York. The largest example measures 17 1/2" height x 2 1/2" width.
cf The Metropolitan Museum of Art accession 1994.35.625 for similar